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Worker Chemical Exposure Monitoring

Airzone offers chemical exposure monitoring and analysis services. In Ontario, the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its Regulations are enforced by the Ministry of Labour. These laws are designed to help protect a worker in the workplace on a day-to-day basis over their career. Almost all facilities and workplaces across the province manufacture or produce products that may expose a worker to a chemical or physical agent. Airzone can assist its clients with their responsibility to ensure a worker’s health and safety is maintained while performing their duties.

Ontario Regulation 833 is referenced when worker exposures are chemical or biological agents. Noise exposures must comply with the limits set forth in Ontario Regulation 851 Industrial Establishments. Designated substances are a group of compounds identified and regulated under Ontario Regulation 490. Regardless of the type of exposure, an employer must comply with the general duty clause which states that an employer shall take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker. An employer must be able to demonstrate that worker exposures to any substance listed in the regulations has not been exceeded over the worker’s 8-hour shift or 40-hour work week.

Airzone uses methods and protocols developed and validated by governmental organizations including NIOSH, OSHA, and equivalent agencies from other jurisdictions. We are able to identify through discussion or facility walk-through, particular areas requiring worker monitoring. We can develop a cost-effective sampling program that will meet any facility’s needs and deliver a quality report with our results, observations, and recommendations.